Antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Staphylococcus aureus isolates recovered from humans, environmental surfaces, and companion animals in households of children with community-onset methicillin-resistant S. aureus infections

John J. Morelli, Patrick G. Hogan, Melanie L. Sullivan, Carol E. Muenks, Jeffrey W. Wang, Ryley M. Thompson, Carey Ann D. Burnham, Stephanie A. Fritz

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Abstract

Our objective was to determine the antibiotic susceptibility profiles of Staphylococcus aureus isolates recovered from 110 households of children with community-onset methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infections. Cultures were obtained from household members, household objects, and dogs and cats, yielding 1,633 S. aureus isolates. The S. aureus isolates were heterogeneous, although more than half were methicillin resistant. The highest proportion of MRSA was found in bathrooms. The majority of isolates were susceptible to antibiotics prescribed in outpatient settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6634-6637
Number of pages4
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Volume59
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

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